Scott Arfield, Ryan Kent and Gareth McAuley are also injury doubts ahead of the derby while Borna Barisic is sidelined.
Andy Halliday will deputise for the Croatian at left-back while Arfield is in contention to feature in place of Lassana Coulibaly, if fit.
Graham Dorrans has not featured since September and remains out, along with long-term absentee Jamie Murphy.
Speaking after the draw with Hibs, Gerrard said: “Connor is sore. He’s a big doubt. There’s a lot of ice flying about the dressing room.